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"Lincoln's Sparrow"
Lincoln's Sparrow:    The Lincoln's Sparrow was named after Thomas Lincoln, who was with the naturalist James Audubon when he discovered the bird in Labrador in 1833, and who shot the bird for Audubon to study. Originally in his 1841 publication "The birds of America" (Vol.III), Audubon used "Lincoln's Pinewood-Finch" as the heading and on his sketch, while in the text he called the bird "Tom's Finch" and a few paragraphs later "Lincoln's Finch".

Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "Sparrow is based on the Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'flutterer'."


 
Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

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Lincoln's Sparrow, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Rentenaar Road. Cold crisp sunny winter day. Image taken January 2, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... 2012 ...

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Lincoln's Sparrow, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Sunny winter day. Image taken March 4, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Lincoln's Sparrow, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Gray and overcast with occasional sun. Image taken February 15, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... 2011 ...

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Lincoln's Sparrow, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington ...

Image, 2011, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2011, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Lincoln's Sparrow, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. LaFramboise Road. Blustery winter day, spots of sun, spots of rain. Image taken January 8, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2010, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Lincoln's Sparrow, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Along LaFramboise Road. Image taken February 14, 2010. Canon Rebel T1i, 300mm.


Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon ...

Image, 2011, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Lincoln's Sparrow, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken February 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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Lincoln's Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 24, 2008.

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